Welcome to Wednesday

Happy “Insecure Writer’s Support Day!” By Elizabeth Cutright You are not alone.  Yes…I know you hear that often – we all do – but the frequency of the statement (or its super-status as a cliché) doesn’t make it any less real or truthful, or significant. You are not alone in your writing.  You have an […]

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Avoidance and Penalty

Distraction and the Art of Dodging the Page By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Did you know that a cat placed third in the Virginia senate race?  Or that Charles Darwin garnered 4,000 votes in a Georgia contest?  Did you hear the story about the woman who saved a random text from […]

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Lessons learned and the art of the grade school diorama. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Did you ever make a diorama as part of a school project?  How lovely to distill an entire event or story into something the size of a shoebox.  You’d carefully paint that agnostic background – trees, […]

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Why Try?

NaNoWrMo is bigger than 50,000 words. By Elizabeth Cutright © 2012 The Daily Creative Writer Why did I decide to attempt the NaNoWrMo project?  That’s a good question.  While I’ve always harbored fantasies of being a published novelist, the truth is that it’s been a while since a long-form narrative has sounded appealing.  My life […]

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